An Introduction to Middle English

An Introduction to Middle English
Author: Jeremy Smith
Language English
Pages: 192
ISBN10: 0195219503
Genre: Humanities
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
ISBN13: 9780195219500
Published: February 1st 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA

This authoritative survey offers a concise description of Middle English, the language of Chaucer, during the period from 1100 to 1500. Middle English is discussed in relation to both earlier and later stages in the history of English and in regard to other languages with which it came into contact. The book covers the principal features of Middle English spelling, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary and also introduces Middle English textual studies.